When we meet, Reese Witherspoon is propped upon a pink couch in a backyard cabana filled with pink roses, wearing a maddeningly perfect pink shade of lipstick. The star – and storyteller-in-chief of storied beauty brand Elizabeth Arden – certainly knows a thing or two about makeup after decades in Hollywood. (But maybe not quite as much, she admits, as her 19-year-old daughter, Ava, who grew up in the era of the YouTube tutorial.)
Witherspoon is on hand to share a few of her beauty secrets with a host of beauty influencers, bloggers, and journalists in celebration of Elizabeth Arden’s White Tea fragrance collection and its Great 8 Daily Defense Moisturizer, which comes with a welcome SPF of 35. We talked to the Big Little Lies star about the first perfume she ever wore, bonding in the makeup trailer with her costars, and the fun of looking back at her own ’90s beauty moments, ahead.